200th anniversary of German emigration celebrated in Georgia

7 Oct 2017 - 13:33:00

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The Georgian region of Kvemo Kartli hosts special events dedicated to first visit of German colonists to Georgia.

It was 200 hundred years ago when a group of German Settlers from Swabia arrived in Georgia to found the town of Katharinenfeld, today known as Bolnisi.

The celebration kicks off today with the German military orchestra marching in the streets of Bolnisi offering different types of music to the local population from swing to jazz.

The guests of the event will enjoy theatric performances, concerts and exhibitions of Georgian and German artists as well as traditional dances and songs. A new playground jointly designed by German and local youth designers will also be unveiled at the German district.

Opening the doors to their cellars, the locals of Bolnisi offer their guests traditional wine-tasting, artworks and home-made products.

This year has been declared as a year celebrating the friendship of Germany and Georgia. It was exactly 25 years ago when Georgia and Germany established their first diplomatic ties, while 200 years ago the very first German people emigrated to Georgia.

You can find more about the event here.

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